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Growing number of asylum seekers from Turkey

The number of people from Turkey arriving in Finland to claim asylum in Finland has grown to the point that Turks were the second...

Almost half of Finns oppose taking in rescued Mediterranean migrants

Almost half of people in Finland – 47% – oppose taking in migrants who are rescued in the Mediterranean, according to a new poll...

Report: New government could fit failed asylum seekers with ankle monitors

The new government programme could include provisions for rejected asylum seekers to be fitted with ankle monitors. Helsingin Sanomat newspaper reports that chairpersons from all...

Jail time for Oulu sex offender

The District Court in Oulu has sentenced a 21-year old man to four years in prison for his part in the sexual abuse of...

Attitudes to immigration becoming more positive

The attitude of Finns towards immigration have become progressively more positive since 2000. That's the results of new research from the Finnish Business and...

New government strategy to fight immigrant sexual offenses

The government has published its plans to combat sexual offenses and other crimes committed by immigrants, after a wave of accusations against asylum seekers...

Politicians split on how to make immigrants integrate

Politicians in Finland have been discussing strategies to improve integration by migrants, even as a prominent advocate for integration says the government has cut...

Government examining international treaty obligations in light of child abuse allegations

The Finnish government say it is re-examining the international treaties it's signed up to, to make sure the country's "interpretation" of them is correct...

“No means no” – new police instructional videos for asylum seekers

A recently published video warns newly arrived immigrants that all forms of harassment and sexual coercion in Finland are criminal offenses. The message, delivered in...

Migri prepares plans for new asylum reception centres

The Finnish Immigration Service Migri has opened a €10 million procurement competition, as a contingency, in case new reception centres for asylum seekers are...